Relational Somatic Healing Staff
Shirley Dvir, MFT # 44258
Shirley is the founder and lead teacher of Relational Somatic Healing and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 44258). She is currently earning a PhD at California Institute for Integral Studies in Somatic Psychology and is writing her dissertation on the use of safe touch in psychotherapy. She earned an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and a BA in Social Work from Haifa University in Israel. For over 10 years she taught as a Certified Hakomi Teacher at the Hakomi Institute of California, John F. Kennedy University, California Institute for Integral Studies, and Shiluv Center in Tivon, Israel. She has also supervised associates pursuing MFT licensure and currently mentors licensed practitioners. Shirley has been practicing psychotherapy since 1997 in agencies and private practice, seeing families, children, couples, and individuals. She has training in psychodynamic work, attachment, EMDR, Sensorimotor Trauma Therapy, the Enneagram, family therapy, CranioSacral Therapy and Body Mind Centering (Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen). Her main work today focuses on healing relational wounds with safe embodied touch. Her spiritual practice and meditation support how she holds her work and her teaching. She has a private practice based in Berkeley, CA
Eugenia Guidi, MFT # 88614
Eugenia is a teacher of Relational Somatic Healing. She brings to this work a deep love for people, the intelligence of our inborn ability to heal, and the link between depth healing and healing the world (Tikun Olam). She is trained as a Somatic Marriage and Family Therapist, and has worked in private practice, non-profit and school based settings. She is trained in Hakomi, Craniosacral Therapy, Body Mind Centering, trauma and attachment healing, as well as anti-racist, disability justice, gender liberation and youth empowerment work. She has had a private practice at Anam Cara Therapy Center in Berkeley since 2012, where she sees both adults and adolescents.
Erica Berman, LMFT #125492
Office in Oakland, CA
Erica is faculty at Relational Somatic Healing. She is a queer/LBGT somatic psychotherapist who focuses on issues of abandonment, anxiety, grief, trauma, holistic and spiritual health. She is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy University Somatic Psychotherapy Masters program, and is a certified ecotherapist through the Earth Body Institute. She is a student of Hakomi method, Theta Healing, and EMDR. She is grounded in a history of movement organizing, and holds an anti-oppression, intersectional lens. Her Jew (witch) spiritual practice, as well as the tenets of Buddhism are deeply intertwined with her work as a somatic healer. She has a private psychotherapy practice with Axis Mundi Center, and believes whole heartedly in the healing power of touch for deep systemic change.